Breast pump lessons moms learned by baby #2

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The second time around you’re likely to do things a little differently. After all, you’re older, you’re wiser, and you’ve already learned from your past mistakes. Choosing a breast pump is no different.

Our partners at Hygeia are truly a breast pump company. They manufacturer a market leading, hospital grade performing pump and also go through the trouble of working with your insurance company to help you get the cost of it covered.

Hygeia works with a lot of moms. In addition to all the positive revues for their pump, they get some really interesting feedback. We’ve gathered together a few of the biggest lessons learned from Hygeia users to help you get it right the first time out.

Lesson #1 – Find the best pump, not the biggest name

You’re probably familiar with the names of a few pumps, but just because you’ve heard of it doesn’t mean it’s the best. In fact, a lot of name brand pumps are only familiar because of how long they’ve been around. Be sure to do some breast pump research by reading reviews and taking a close look at features.

Alison H. (nursing baby #3) says… “I used my Hygeia pump at work yesterday (1st work day back) and had more ounces, more efficiently than with Medela with previous babies.”

Lesson #2 – Don’t rent or pay full price for your pump

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance plans now cover the cost of a breast pump. For some moms, this program wasn’t around when they had their first child. If you’re feeling a bit skeptical, that’s understandable and pretty common.

We’re happy to report that most commercial insurance plans do cover the cost of a breast pump, even a hospital-grade performing one, and that companies like Hygeia really will do all the work for you.

Melissa T. (nursing baby #2) says: “When I first heard my insurance might cover the cost of a new pump, I thought it had to be too good to be true. And then I really couldn’t believe I could get a hospital-grade performing pump! I was happy to not only save the money but to upgrade from the one I bought from a store.”

Lesson #3 – Find a pump offering more than one set of accessories

Whether it’s more bottles, more tubes or flanges, experienced moms know having extra accessories can really improve the breast pump experience.

Rita D. (nursing baby #2) says: “You always need extra parts and accessories to make life easier. Once I discovered my insurance would cover accessories, I stopped wasting money and time racing to Target.”

Lesson #4 – If you can, upgrade to a cordless pump!

Plugging your pump into the wall used to be the only option for powering an electric breast pump. Now, a select few pumps have a cordless option which makes them a lot more mobile.

Kate S. (nursing baby #2) says… “One thing I thought before my first baby was I’d be able to pump at the same time every day. But I discovered I wasn’t always in a convenient spot to pump. Having a rechargeable battery allowed me to pump wherever I was without having to worry about trying to find a private spot that ALSO has an outlet.”

If you’re in the market for a lightweight, hospital-grade performing, portable pump that will be covered by your insurance, look no further than Hygeia.

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